Rally to Free Julian Assange and support the wikileaks website from government persecution arising from Cablegate - the progressive release of 250,000 US diplomatic cables, incombination with major newspapers. Protest gathered on the lawns of State Library in Melbourne at 5.30pm December 14. Julian Assange second bail hearing will soon be heard in a London Court.
The rally heard from Jacob Grech from Victorian Trades Hall, Adam Bandt, member for Melbourne and Assange's elected representative in Federal House of Representatives, a union official from the Media and Entertainment Alliance, Colin Jacobs from the Electronic Frontiers Australia, and Rob Stary, Julian's Australian lawyer.
With over a thousand people at the rally there was a call to march on the British Consulate in Collins Street.